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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 28, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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get the Rev. Williams interested in
the girl. The Rev. Williams detailed
his "investigator," Sensibaugh, on
Sensibaugh had Myrtle Santay pa
roled to him, and talked' unctuously
of how he would reform the girl.
Sensibaugh did his job of reform
ing so well that Myrtle Santay tried
to commit suicide in a room at 21
Oak st. last Sept 18, and left the fol
lowing note explaining her action:
"Dr. Sensibaugh: I am sick of the
life I have lived with you and I have
made up my mind I can stand it n,o
longer. You have hidden behind the
cloak of religion, but some day, soon
er or later, you will be found out I
want you to tell your wife I am sorry
for what I have done.
"I have found out what you do to
others will some day come back on
you. I have had my experience of
this world. You have taken all I
had from me my name and all.
Because this is a very Christian
city the girl was not allowed to die.
She was taken to a hospital and
made well again. Then she told her
And when she said that Sensibaugh
had sent her to Mrs. Celia Stejeskal,
a midwife, to have a criminal oper
ation performed, a warrant was is
sued for the arrest of Sensibaugh.
Sensibaugh was found after a few
days' search. Meantime, the girl fell
into the hands of other mission work
ers. Their attitude toward her so
disgusted her that she tried suicide
a second time.
She has just been released from
the hospital from this second at
tempt and today appeared as a wit
ness against Sensibaugh and Mrs.
Stejeskal in regard to the criminal
And that is what has divided all
the nice, proper, religious people of
the North Side.
For some say that the girl is right
and the Sensibaugh ought to be punished.
And some say that they know Sen
sibaugh and that he always has been
very "respectable" and "good," and
that the girl must be a liar.
And the Rev. Williams, who is in
clined to quit being a "fighting par
son," sits back and gnaws his finger
nails and preserves a strict neutral
ity to see whether the girl or his in
vestigator is going to be the one to
get in bad.
Sensibaugh has hired an array of
lawyers to prove the girl a liar. Myr
tle is represented by Victor Arnold.
At the request of Arnold today the
case was continued until Dec. 4. This
was because they learned that one
angle of Sensibaugh's defense might
be that an operation was necessary
to save the girl's life.
Arnold says he will prove that Sen
sibaugh's only reason for wishing
the operation performed was to pro
tect his own spotless "good name."
Sensibaugh first burst into promi
nence by helping tiie Rev. Williams
lay a trap for the Erie Hotel by tak
ing a decent girl to a room there and
keeping her in the room with the
door locked for two hours.
He also helped Williams in Wil
liams' crucifixion of a woman before
the O'Hara white slave commission.
KILLED BY BLACKHANDERS?
Cleveland, O., Nov. 28 Three shots
fired from darkness brought instant
death to Leo Odde, organizer for the
International Ladies' Garment Work
ers' Union in East 14th St., near
Woodland av., early today. Believed
victim of Blackhand members who
have terrorized the district for
SWEITZER FOR MAYOR?
From a reliable source comes the
tip that Roger Sullivan has decided
upon County Clerk Bob Sweitzer for
the mayoralty race. The Sullivanites
figure that if Carter Harrison runs
again Sweitzer is the man who might
wreck the mayor's strong German,
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